Through Truck Movements
Council's Hamilton City Traffic Bylaw 2007 regulates the movement of trucks through the city. There are two parts in the Traffic Bylaw 2007 which focus on minimising the impact of truck activity on all city roads including residential and local roads.
Clause 22.1 sets out to prevent additional noise, e.g. no person shall operate an Engine Braking system within the city boundary.
Clause 22.5 sets out that a person driving or in charge of any heavy motor vehicle, for the purpose of passing through the city, should stay on the State Highway network.
What this means
If a heavy motor vehicle (truck) has business inside the city boundary or is making a delivery to a location inside the city boundary then they are able to use any road in Hamilton to make deliveries.
- If the truck has business outside the city boundary and is passing through the city then it must stay on the State Highway network.
- Council actively encourages any trucks with business within the city to use the arterial and collector roads network.
Who can enforce
Hamilton City Council Parking Wardens can only enforce our Bylaws for stationary vehicles, CVIU (Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit) a division of the NZ Police enforces the Bylaw and have the right to pull over trucks and inspect the following aspects:
- Driving hours and logbooks
- Road user charges
- Road and bridge weight limits
- Vehicle fitness
- Transport licensing
- Vehicle and load dimensions
- Vehicle axial loading
- Load security
- Engine Braking
Page reviewed: 15 May 11:09am